Just like that, the 2012 NBA All Star Weekend has come and gone. It doesn’t matter if you were watching from home, following on twitter or lucky enough to be in Orlando, this was one for the books. Last night, the event-filled weekend came to an end with the heavyweight bout – the best players from around the league, er, we mean LA, Boston & Miami, took the floor to face off in the 2012 All Star Game.
The West set the pace early on by dropping a record 88 points in the first quarter, then combining with the East for a game total of 301 points, making this the second highest scoring ASG in NBA history.
What else happened? Here’s a list:
Dwayne Wade had the third ever triple-double during an All Star Game. Kobe and Jordan have the others
Kobe Bryant entered his 14th consecutive ASG, just 19 points shy of Michael Jordan’s All-Star career scoring record
Kevin Durant wins MVP with 36 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals
LeBron James ties Durant with 36 points
Kobe leaves the game with 27 points, passing Michael Jordan's 262 points to become the all-time, All-Star Game scoring leader
In case you completely missed the game, and these points don't quite sum it up...check out nba.com for the Top 10 Plays of the Night-
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Last night the St. Louis Cardinals forced a game 7 in the 2011 World Series Championship against the Texas Rangers. This is the first time there has been a game 7 since 2002 when the Anaheim Angels beat the San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals were able to extend the series with a 2 RBI, game-tying triple in the bottom of the 9th and a walk off home run in the bottom of the 11th (both hits from third baseman David Freese). If game 7 is anything like game 6, this World Series could go down in history as one of the most exciting series ever. First pitch is 8:05 pm tonight on Fox. One thing that got lost in the shuffle of last night’s extra inning heroics was the play by play call made by Joe Buck. Mitchell & Ness loves the history of baseball and we couldn’t help but notice Buck’s choice of words for the walk off homer.
Back in 1991, Jack Buck, Joe Buck’s father, called the World Series matchup between the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves. In the bottom of the 11th inning (noticing a trend?), Kirby Puckett smacked a walk-off homerun for the Twins to force a game 7. Immediately after Puckett made contact, Jack Buck said “We’ll see you tomorrow night!” And as David Freese started his trot out of batter’s box, Joe Buck said, you guessed it, “We’ll see you tomorrow night!” Not to many people have the opportunity to pay homage to your father like that, and we thought it was pretty cool.